ALAG is a community organisation working in partnership with local authorities and the voluntary sector to highlight the needs of people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC). We provide valuable social support to high functioning but vulnerable adults on the autism spectrum across London. This includes providing information, advice and guidance to our members and supporting them to access services and engage in their community.
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Islington Crisis House supports those with complex needs. Crisis and recovery services provide a valued community alternative to hospital admission for people in crisis as well as short-term transition from hospital to home. Highbury Grove Crisis Centre is a flagship service and is run by Look Ahead. The centre is delivered in partnership with Islington CCG, Islington Council and Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust to ensure the service is fully embedded on the integrated crisis pathway.
Live Music Now is a UK-wide initiative, created by Yehudi Menuhin and Ian Stoutzker. Our musicians deliver interactive music programmes in care homes and hospitals, and a range of community and healthcare settings. We also work in special schools, where music can make a huge difference to the lives of children and their families. Our specialist support and training provides young musicians with skills and employment at the start of their professional careers, across all genres of music.
We work with people in Camden and Islington who are socially excluded in a variety of ways. Our primary work involves supporting mental health recovery and promoting the active participation within the wider community of homeless people, refugees and asylum seekers. See the Events section to read about weekly 'Open Access' drop-ins at Holy Cross Crypt, and twice-weekly group meetings for refugees and asylum seekers.
Nafsiyat offers high quality community-based psychotherapy for people from different cultural backgrounds based in London. Therapeutic help is offered to individuals, families, children and adolescents experiencing psychiatric problems, emotional strain and sexual problems. It also offers training and development of intercultural therapy, working with a number of prestigious universities, colleges and training agencies in London. Read more about our services.
The theme of 2018's Mental Health Awareness Week is stress, and how to reduce it. Maybe you need a helping hand managing your mental health at work – or perhaps it is your job to take care of staff? Read on for details of organisations who can help - some of them local to Camden.